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Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rail slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading light?
You better slow down, don't dance so fast.
Time is short, the music won't last.
Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask, "How are you?" do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores running through your head?
You'd better slow dow, don't dance so fast.
Time is short, the music won't last.
Ever told your child, "We'll do it tomorrow?"
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die,
'Cause you never had time to call and say, "Hi"?
You'd better slow down, don't dance so fast,
Time is short, the music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day
It is like an unopened gift.. thrown away.
Life is not a race. Do take it slower.
Hear the music, before the song is over.

Below are links to various parts of Marissa's Story. In the section titled ALL and ALL Part 2, you will find medical information concerning Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia which was provided by the American Leukemia Society.

In the next section, titled Marissa's Story and Marissa's Story Part 2, you will find just that. The story of how Marissa came to be diagnosed with ALL, as well as feelings, thoughts, facts, and a very long list of thanks to all the wonderful people who have become a part of our lives since Marissa's diagnosis. There are also some dedications in this section too.

The last section are various pictures of Marissa, Randy, and Jessica during Marissa's "chemo days" as well as some pictures of Marissa after chemo.


If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute or two
To stop and say, "I love you."
Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would be there to share your day
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
So I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
To make up for an oversight,
And we always get a second chance
To make everything right.

There will always be another day
To say our "I love you"'s
And certainly there's another chance
To say our "Anything I can do?"'s

But just in case I might be wrong
And today is all I get
I'd like to say how much I love you
And I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone
Young or old alike
And today may be the last chance you get
To hold your loved ones tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
You'll surely regret the day.

That you didn't take that extra time
For a smile, a hug, a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone,
What turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
Whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them,
And that you'll always hold them dear.

Take time to say, "I'm sorry."
"Please forgive me", "Thank you" or "It's okay",
And if tomorrow never comes,
You'll have no regrets about today.

Author: Unknown

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Part one of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Part two of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Marissa's Story

Marissa's Story, Part 1
Marissa's Story, Part 2

Photo Albums

Marissa's Photo Album
Marissa's Photo Album Part 2
Jessica's Photo Album
Randy's Photo Album